Did you know?
The oldest person to do the Sun City zip slide so far was a Scottish grandmother of 84.
At 280m high and 2km long, you're guaranteed the ride of a lifetime when you try the Sun City zip slide, or Zip 2 000. Operated by Unreal, a world leader in the design, construction and use of extreme zip slides, Zip 2 000 is officially the world's longest and fastest zipline.
Travellers with a yen for extreme sporting adventures cannot afford to miss out on this phenomenal ride when visiting South Africa.
The Zip 2 000 at Sun City adheres to all necessary safety standards and is certified by the Department of Labour. Secured in two harnesses and suspended below a free-running trolley attached to a steel cable, you'll experience the feeling of flying and acceleration as you descend down the wire.
Solo and tandem slides are available for anyone over the age of 12, making this a fun activity for the whole family.
Dubbed 'a unique rope experience at length', the Zip 2 000 takes the original foefie slide (as zip slides are known by locals) concept to extremes. In Australia and New Zealand these slides are known as flying foxes, while in the United States they're called zip wires or aerial runways.
Sun City itself is the ultimate family holiday destination, boasting two world-class golf courses, while tennis, squash, various water sports and hot-air ballooning are also all available. Sun City is also an entertainment paradise with world-class hotels, including the Palace of the Lost City, the Valley of the Waves Waterworld, an extravaganza theatre, casino, and various cinemas and luxury retail outlets.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Sun City Zip Slide
Tel: +27 (0)14 557 1544/3382
How to get here
From Pretoria, take the N4 west. After going through the Brits toll plaza, you will see the Sun City off-ramp on your right. Turn onto the R556. Sun City is about 70km from this turn-off. Sun City is about three hours' drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Best time to visit
The Zip 2000 slide is open every day of the week except Mondays.
Tours to do
The Pilanesberg National Park adjoining Sun City offers premier game viewing opportunities as well as the chance to take a hot-air balloon safari.
What will it cost
About R380 per person. Booking is essential.